Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE), the journal of Culture and Agriculture, invites applications for a part-time Editorial Assistant starting July 2019. The Editorial Assistant will provide general support for journal marketing and publicity, especially on social media platforms.
CAFE is a journal with an expanding and increasingly diverse submission volume and readership. The Editorial Assistant will have the opportunity to connect with leaders who work in the anthropology of the environment, agriculture, and food. They will interact with editorial board members and authors to enhance the journal's profile, exposure, and access to applied and non-academic readerships.
We are especially interested in candidates with some of the following skills and interests:
- Social media and online marketing
- Blogging & writing for a public audience
- Curation of themed discussions of current anthropological topics related to the environment, agriculture, and food production on the C&A website, drawing on CAFE articles and other anthropological and non-anthropological sources
Applicant should be anthropologically trained, with background in CAFE topical areas (e.g. the cultural, political, and ecological dimensions of agriculture (including forestry, aquaculture, and the fisheries), agrarian lives and livelihoods, food production and distribution, and environmental issues), highly motivated and organized, communicative, and willing to work in a team environment. Can be located anywhere, but ability to participate in regular skype or other remote conferencing calls with journal editors required. Graduate student preferred, but upper-level undergraduates with appropriate skills will be considered. Retired or underemployed anthropologists also welcome.
Although academic publishing is often a volunteer endeavor, this position includes a stipend of $1,000 per academic year. Support for travel to the AAA meetings may also be available.
Work hours will vary from week to week, depending on role with the journal and point in publishing cycle but are expected to average approximately 5 hours per week.
To apply, please email a current cv and a letter of interest to Brandi Janssen and Megan Styles, CAFÉ Co-Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 1, 2019.